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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,111
Posted By Washpa
As said before low temps are generally not the...

As said before low temps are generally not the problem for me with heated gear but moisture is, ice on the road, dampness in the air and frost buildup inside my visor from condensation.
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2,103
Views: 307,579
Posted By Washpa
The kill button can short out and then the engine...

The kill button can short out and then the engine wont start. I was trying to figure that out on mine for several weeks.
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2,103
Views: 307,579
Posted By Washpa
I have heard others say that this can be used a...

I have heard others say that this can be used a replacement for a missing baffle on an XR250R. I havent tried it myself yet. $12 on ebay w/free shipping.

1961-1974 Type 1 VW Bettle chrome tail...
Forum: The Garage 05-08-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,773
Posted By Washpa
Yes both Mercury and Nissan small outboards are...

Yes both Mercury and Nissan small outboards are made by Tohatsu. I currently have a 9.9 Tohatsu 4 stroke bought from oonlineoutboards.com. Prior to that I had a yamaha 5hp 2 stroke. Like the...
Forum: The Garage 01-03-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,251
Posted By Washpa
I had the same struggles recently with a...

I had the same struggles recently with a XR250R....Here is what got me going

Replaced the kill switch it was shorting out.
Replaced the jets, +1 size
learned the complex starting process...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-21-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 64,069
Posted By Washpa
Like the hair brush in the back pocket:rofl ...

Like the hair brush in the back pocket:rofl


http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w69/Tech23_photos/img117.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 2,103
Views: 307,579
Posted By Washpa
1996 xr250r

I bought a 96 XR250R last month. After sorting out the jets, putting the unbaffled stock muffler back on, removing the snorkle and most importantly replacing the shorted kill switch it is now running...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-31-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,178
Posted By Washpa
My first street bike in 1983 was a 1980 440LTD...

My first street bike in 1983 was a 1980 440LTD complete with a sissy bar...good starter bike.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,830
Posted By Washpa
I commute 60 miles per day March-Dec if there are...

I commute 60 miles per day March-Dec if there are not storms in the forcast. 42mpg and fun beats 20 mpg.
Forum: Equipment 12-01-2011, 12:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,045
Posted By Washpa
I use a panasonic ear buds, they fit in the ear...

I use a panasonic ear buds, they fit in the ear and were about $30 , with an ipod touch. I also use an iJet wireless controller which is comes with a holder made to attach to your handlebar. The...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-01-2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3,703
Views: 496,312
Posted By Washpa
One of about 20 covered bridges in my county

One of about 20 covered bridges in my county
Forum: Ride reports 11-29-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2,810
Views: 1,787,438
Posted By Washpa
Welcome Home

Thanks for taking us all on your journey. You are inspiring, both as adventurers and as people.:clap
Forum: Old's Cool 11-25-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 19,855
Posted By Washpa
1973? Honda SL 70.....first road bike 1980...

1973? Honda SL 70.....first road bike 1980 Kawasaki 440LTD
Forum: GS Boxers 10-19-2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,567
Posted By Washpa
I like mine, used mostly for communting. 3 yrs...

I like mine, used mostly for communting. 3 yrs of daily use with out any issues.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-27-2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,345
Posted By Washpa
Why not just spray paint the inside of the screen?

Why not just spray paint the inside of the screen?
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2011, 05:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,124
Posted By Washpa
I have about a 10yr old craftsman opener velcoed...

I have about a 10yr old craftsman opener velcoed to my dash, no attempt to waterproof it and in three years no issues.
Forum: Equipment 07-05-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,185
Posted By Washpa
I have the Tour Master Synergy Heated Jacket...

I have the Tour Master Synergy Heated Jacket Liner. I know it gets mixed reviews here but has worked perfect. I ride down to 20 degrees and rarely need to set it on high.
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2010, 12:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,816
Posted By Washpa
I have tried several options and they either hurt...

I have tried several options and they either hurt my ears or I had to turn them up too loud to overcome wind noise. I bought these off woot.com two pairs for $10.00, best yet. They do a good job...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-21-2010, 04:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,324
Posted By Washpa
rox risers, never tried anything else, never...

rox risers, never tried anything else, never needed to.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-29-2010, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7,823
Views: 330,473
Posted By Washpa
Thanks Kevin! I may get back in touch as my...

Thanks Kevin! I may get back in touch as my plans finalize.
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2010, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2,810
Views: 1,787,438
Posted By Washpa
I hope all is well. I donated a few bucks to...

I hope all is well. I donated a few bucks to help the cause
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2010, 01:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,558
Posted By Washpa
I think that is the answer to the question nobody...

I think that is the answer to the question nobody asked. Cool, but I just don't get why you would need to park your bike in a tent.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-26-2010, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7,823
Views: 330,473
Posted By Washpa
Question Lil' help on trip planning

I'll be riding up from Pittsburgh to the Finger Lakes area and meeting some guys coming down from Maine. We are looking to camp and explore the area on backroads, fire roads, maybe some fishing etc....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2010, 01:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 523
Posted By Washpa
I am having the same issue. It takes about 15-20...

I am having the same issue. It takes about 15-20 minutes for the read out to move off 65. Didnt use to take this long. Any thoughts? Not a huge deal just pisses me off when I am sweating in AGATT...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2010, 06:02 PM
Replies: 1,007
Views: 130,966
Posted By Washpa
odered my radials 4/20 just arrived this week. I...

odered my radials 4/20 just arrived this week. I will mount them next week, I have been happy with the Anankee's but thought I'd give these a try based on the much lower price.
Forum: The Garage 05-10-2010, 06:07 AM
Replies: 6,007
Views: 2,550,190
Posted By Washpa
No issues with spiders or insects. Once it gets...

No issues with spiders or insects. Once it gets cold I do have an issue with mice so I bring the gear inside or put it in plastic tubs with tight lids.
Forum: The Garage 05-06-2010, 07:08 AM
Replies: 6,007
Views: 2,550,190
Posted By Washpa
outside storage

outside storage
Forum: The Garage 05-06-2010, 07:05 AM
Replies: 6,007
Views: 2,550,190
Posted By Washpa
bike area storage

bike area storage
Forum: The Garage 05-06-2010, 07:04 AM
Replies: 6,007
Views: 2,550,190
Posted By Washpa
"bike area"

"bike area"
Forum: The Garage 05-06-2010, 07:03 AM
Replies: 6,007
Views: 2,550,190
Posted By Washpa
cabinets were a dumpster find when a local...

cabinets were a dumpster find when a local grocery store remodeled.
Forum: The Garage 05-06-2010, 07:00 AM
Replies: 6,007
Views: 2,550,190
Posted By Washpa
Here is what I have....Originally I had 24X36 to...

Here is what I have....Originally I had 24X36 to myself, now I have carved out half of one bay for my stuff : ) I built a low tech half wall to provide storage and seperate the bike from scooter...
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2010, 05:25 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 23,095
Posted By Washpa
Thanks Fllyrodder!

The helmet now has a new home!
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2010, 09:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,638
Posted By Washpa
I have tried several ear buds. Currently I use...

I have tried several ear buds. Currently I use blockade
here is a review on them.
http://www.webbikeworld.com/Earplugs/blockade-earbuds/

I have been completely satisfied with them, plus I got...
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2010, 09:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,099
Posted By Washpa
Sirius rates

Just thought I would pass this on. I let my subscription lapse and started getting renewal and "come on back" emails. After about a month I got an email asking why I left? I said that the service...
Forum: Vendors 04-12-2010, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 769
Posted By Washpa
PM #3 sent

PM #3 sent
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2010, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By Washpa
I use a Cricket A600 broadband modem as my home...

I use a Cricket A600 broadband modem as my home internet service (no cable or DSL available where I live) Works fine, inexpensive and I like that they do not require a contract. This weekend I will...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2010, 08:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,490
Posted By Washpa
I got about 12K on the rear and I am at 17K on...

I got about 12K on the rear and I am at 17K on the front...but it is due for replacement.
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2010, 04:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 498
Posted By Washpa
I use one. got it for 5.99 (less 20% with an...

I use one. got it for 5.99 (less 20% with an easy to get coupon), cut of the clips and put on a BMW style plug worked fine for my GS all winter.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-25-2010, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1,743
Views: 107,973
Posted By Washpa
<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=4 width="100%"...

<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=4 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=alt2 style="BORDER-RIGHT: 1px inset; BORDER-TOP: 1px inset; BORDER-LEFT: 1px inset; BORDER-BOTTOM: 1px inset">Originally...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-25-2010, 05:19 AM
Replies: 1,743
Views: 107,973
Posted By Washpa
GS rider in Washington, PA, (SW part of the state)

GS rider in Washington, PA, (SW part of the state)
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